In Year 6, children are typically given daily opportunities to change their reading books and we expect them to be independent enough to identify when they need to do this. Year 6 children are free to read anything suitable that interests them in order to develop reading for pleasure.
It is essential that your child reads as frequently as possible to build their stamina for reading and we are looking for children to read at least three times a week at home – this should be recorded in their home reading record. Every time your child reads and records this in their reading diary, they will receive a house point. We understand that parents/carers live busy lives but any time you can spare to listen to your child really would be extremely beneficial.
If your child has a book ‘on the go’ at home, they are welcome to bring it to school to read during independent reading time. Please also ensure that your child brings their home reading book in a book bag rather than a rucksack as we have limited space in the classrooms for storage.
Indoor PE: this takes place on a Tuesday afternoon. It is important that children have the correct, named kit for this: a white or blue plain t-shirt; black or blue shorts (tracksuit bottoms are also permitted) and black pumps.
Outdoor PE: this takes place on a Thursday afternoon. It is important that children have the correct, named kit for this: a white or blue plain t-shirt; black or blue tracksuit bottoms; a plain black or blue sweatshirt and a pair of trainers.
Mr Simmons, our Sports Coach, will lead both PE sessions. On PE days, children should bring their PE kit in a named bag so they can change before and after the sessions.
To enable your child to have a drink of water, we would encourage a named water bottle be brought into school. Try to ensure your child’s bottle is of the non-spill variety. Bottles should be taken home daily to be cleaned.
Please ensure that your child has the correct uniform (named so that it can be easily returned if lost), including black school shoes (not trainers). If your child does not have black school shoes, they will be given black pumps to wear throughout the day. Children can wear trainers at play times and lunch times but these must be changed back to school shoes ready for returning to lessons. From this year, pupils are also required to wear a school tie.
We understand that some pupils have mobile phones and that they use these as they walk to and from school on their own. We must stress that mobile phones should be turned off once your child has entered the school grounds. Mobile phones should then be given to a member of staff so that they can be securely put away during the school day and returned at the end of the day.
Our School Councillor, elected by pupils, is Scarlett!
Scarlett will represent her class at School Council meetings.